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Developing a Safe Space for Tough Conversations on Technology

When developing my new 9th grade technology course I wanted to make sure that I was teaching my students important life skills that were relevant and interesting to them. I needed to create a safe space for tough conversations around online privacy, internet safety, and digital wellness. Equally as important was a lab environment that…Continue Reading

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Digital Citizenship Toolkit Establishes Online-Offline Connections for Kids

Digital citizenship lessons, that help kids use the internet safely and fruitfully, are analogous to the skills we teach kids for the physical world. In order to help children make these conceptual connections between digital and offline life, iKeepSafe developed the Digital Citizenship Toolkit to aligns each toolkit item with a BEaPRO™concept: Balance, Ethics, Privacy,…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

iKeepSafe Expands Digital Literacy Initiative with New Curriculum for Middle School Students

Washington D.C., October 21, 2015 – The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), a nonprofit alliance committed to helping children thrive in the digital space, announced today the launch of its new middle school curriculum—the latest installment in a series of lessons designed to help educators teach digital literacy. The lessons for grades 7-9 build on…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues, Press Releases

iKeepSafe Student Data Privacy Workshop for K12 Educators

Friday, August 7th, 9:30am-2:30pm Santa Clara County Office of Education San Jose Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131-2304 iKeepSafe.org, the Berkman Center at Harvard University, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education are hosting a free student data privacy workshop for K-12 educators, designed to:Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, iKeepSafe News, Privacy

New Incident Response Tool App Launched Today

Today, with the generous support of Samsung, iKeepSafe proudly launched a mobile friendly adaptation of its Incident Response Tool (IRT). The IRT App allows you to quickly access clear and informed recommendations through flow charts and related investigation documents. The increasing use of and demand for technology in education brings with it many new challenges for schools. From…Continue Reading

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Students and Copyright

Every piece of original authorship is granted copyright ownership, affording exclusive rights to the owner for reproduction, distribution, derivative works, public performance or display. Though the requirements of original authorship may be contested, it is clear that students produce thousands of original creative works every school year– be they essays and art projects or tweets and…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

Important New Student Data Principles

iKeepSafe applauds Data Quality Campaign and the education co-signers for encouraging educational institutions and companies to collect, use, and destroy student data in ways that protect the privacy of students and families. Responsible use of education technology and student data is crucial, which is why iKeepSafe developed our FERPA seal and COPPA safe harbor programs.…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, Privacy

School Climate Improvement:

Policy, Practice and Leadership Development. What to do and how to do it? The National School Climate Center (NSCC) is hosting its 18th annual Summer Institute on June 25th-June 26th in Winston Prep, NYC for K-12 school, district, state, and community leaders.  Register now to learn about school climate research findings, how to address challenging obstacles, and the…Continue Reading

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Watch Full Movie Online And Download Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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Categories: Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

Building on the Student Privacy Pledge

More than 100 companies have signed the new Student Privacy Pledge established by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association, and the pledge has been praised by President Obama and legislators on both sides of the aisle. The Pledge is an important way for ed tech companies to demonstrate their…Continue Reading

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“Abstinence-only” education policy won’t work for internet access, either

We’re delighted to unveil our research on state-level media literacy legislation and policy. The interactive map on our website shows, at a glance, where legislation is moving or statutes are in place. A click lets you see the law or bill number, a summary and status report, and the activity of Media Literacy Now in…Continue Reading

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Data Quality Campaign Releases Results of Tenth Annual Survey on How States Use Data to Improve Education

At the Data Quality Campaign, we recently released the results of our tenth annual survey on how states are using data to improve education. The great news is that states are continuing their work to make sure the data they collect are used to help students, families, educators, and policymakers make good decisions about education.…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, Privacy

Education Data: A Critical Decision Making Tool

Education data are a critical decision making tool for everyone with a stake in education. Teachers need data to plan and personalize their lessons. School leaders need data to provide the specific supports their students need. Parents also need data to understand and support their child’s learning. When we think about education data, we often think of…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, Privacy

Working toward a world in which children and young adults build the critical thinking skills they need for productive, safe and healthy lives

Change starts small. In our vast country, the biggest policy changes often start at the state and local level, and that is where it is easiest to make a difference. When I first became aware of media literacy as an urgent public health issue, I started by talking with my son’s fifth grade teacher. She…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

#CHANGETHEWORLD

As technology whizzes by us at a record-breaking pace, parents are trying feverishly to keep their heads above water. When speaking at schools and conventions across the country, many parents are panicked by how quickly technology is changing and express major concerns when it comes to their kids utilizing these tools at a seemingly unmanageable…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

Watch and Download Full Movie A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

A Dog’s Purpose (2017) HD Director : Lasse Hallström. Writer : Wallace Wolodarsky. Producer : Gavin Polone. Release : January 19, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Pariah Entertainment Group, Original Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media, Pariah. Language : English. Runtime : 100 Genre : Comedy, Drama,…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues, iKeepSafe News

Watch and Download Full Movie Morsefest 2015: Question Mark (2017)

Morsefest 2015: Question Mark (2017) HD Director : Thad Kesten. Producer : Thad Kesten. Release : March 24, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Radiant Records. Language : English. Runtime : 146 Genre : Music. ‘Morsefest 2015: Question Mark’ is a movie genre Music, was released in March 24, 2017. Thad…Continue Reading

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Watch Full Movie Online This Is Not What I Expected (2017)

This Is Not What I Expected (2017) HD Director : Derek Hui. Producer : Peter Chan. Release : April 28, 2017 Country : China. Language : 普通话. Runtime : 106 Genre : Comedy, Romance. Movie ‘This Is Not What I Expected’ was released in April 28, 2017 in genre Comedy. Derek Hui was directed this…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues, Privacy

Watch Full Movie War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) HD Director : Matt Reeves. Release : July 13, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Chernin Entertainment. Language : English. Runtime : 142 Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction. ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is a movie genre Action, was…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues, Parenting

Watch Full Movie Online War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) HD Director : Matt Reeves. Release : July 13, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Chernin Entertainment. Language : English. Runtime : 142 Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction. Movie ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ was released in July 13,…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Educational Issues, Parenting

Scholarship Scams: Don’t Be a Financial Aid Victim

Parents and students alike spend many a sleepless night worrying about how they’re going to pay for college. And with the widely spread rumor that millions of dollars each year in legitimate financial aid go unclaimed, it does seem possible that scholarship offers might come pouring in. Sadly, this causes an estimated $100 million each…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, Online Security, Parenting

The Tricky Thing About Anonymity & Technology

My job traveling the country speaking with kids, parents and school staff about internet and digital safety is pretty awesome. One of the greatest things about what I do is that TRULY no two days are the same. While the ever-changing world of technology is extremely daunting at times (especially for parents), I find it…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, Parenting

Reducing Waste without Compromising Rights

With today’s widespread technology use, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals are all finding ways to increase efficiency and reduce waste. As we engage in “spring cleaning,” we are particularly motivated to eliminate excess paper and seemingly needless waste, and we frequently inquire whether money, time, and resources could have been saved by using…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, Legal Issues, Online Security

IKS Featured on Comcast Newsmakers (Video)

Recently, iKeepSafe was invited to discuss the growing issues around protecting student data on the national Comcast Newsmakers program. In the video, Nancy Gifford, iKeepSafe Senior Director of Law and Policy, discusses the ways schools are using technology to enhance classroom learning and how this impacts the schools’ role as a steward of the students’…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, iKeepSafe News, Videos

Why is Media Literacy Research Important?

Over the past several years, I have been writing about the value of media literacy education when it comes to teaching our children how to critically think about media messages. Many of my blogs focus on what we don’t discuss with our students and how the media provides us with teachable moments for discussion on…Continue Reading

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Doodle 4 Google

Today, Google launched its Doodle 4 Google competition to encourage K-12 students to get creative and let their imagination go wild. This year’s unique theme is “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…” The national winner will: • Have his or her doodle displayed on the Google homepage, for…Continue Reading

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Cyber Safety: Teaching Smart Thinking

Recently I attended a workshop on “Youth and Technology” at a high school in Laguna Beach, CA, and came home with a long list of recommendations that will keep my children safe online—everything from deleting “bad” apps from their smart phones, to installing surveillance apps and filtering software onto our family’s devices. While the evening…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

Selfies: Annoying Word or Interesting Psychology?

Did you know Oxford Dictionaries officially declared the word “selfie” as the 2013 word of the year? A simple flip of the camera phone allows us to take these popular, flattering pictures of ourselves, and many popular selfie apps such as Instagram, allow us to get creative with editing them as well. According to the…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, Social Networking

Watch Full Movie Online Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) HD Director : Bill Condon. Producer : David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman. Release : March 16, 2017 Country : United Kingdom, United States of America. Production Company : Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films. Language : English, Français, ภาษาไทย. Runtime : 129 Genre : Family, Fantasy, Romance. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is…Continue Reading

Categories: Balance, Educational Issues

Watch and Download Movie Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Despicable Me 3 (2017) HD Director : Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin. Writer : Ken Daurio. Release : June 29, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Illumination Entertainment. Language : English. Runtime : 96 Genre : Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family. Movie ‘Despicable Me 3’ was released in June 29, 2017 in genre…Continue Reading

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Marsali Hancock invited to present at 53rd Annual CETPA Conference

Today, iKeepSafe CEO and President Marsali Hancock was invited to present at the 53rd Annual CETPA Conference in Pasadena, California. This year’s theme, Enhancing Education through Innovation reflects CETPA’s commitment to forward thinking ideas and meaningful change in the lives of students and educators alike. The Conference features quality sessions, dynamic keynotes, great exhibitors, and…Continue Reading

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Lessons on “CyberCivics” Too Important To Ignore

My daughter, who is busy working on her college applications, received this message from her high school counselor yesterday: “Just received an email from the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)… a friendly reminder that colleges are reading your social media.” Today, in addition to having sky-high GPA’s and equally impressive test scores, kids…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

Watch Full Movie War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) HD Director : Matt Reeves. Release : July 13, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Chernin Entertainment. Language : English. Runtime : 142 Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction. Movie ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ was released in July 13,…Continue Reading

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Watch and Download Full Movie Wonder Woman (2017)

Wonder Woman (2017) HD Director : Patty Jenkins. Writer : Geoff Johns. Producer : Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Richard Suckle. Release : May 30, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Dune Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, TENCENT PICTURES, Wanda Pictures. Language : Deutsch,…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

Watch Movie Online Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) HD Director : Bill Condon. Producer : David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman. Release : March 16, 2017 Country : United Kingdom, United States of America. Production Company : Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films. Language : English, Français, ภาษาไทย. Runtime : 129 Genre : Family, Fantasy, Romance. Movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

iKeepSafe Participates in EDUsummit 2013

Most of us would agree that the word “citizenship” has traditionally been tied to geographical location; people used to simply participate in whatever society they were born into. In contrast, modern technologies like telephones, television, and most of all, the internet, now allow individuals to access information from around the world—in real time—despite being thousands…Continue Reading

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Just to Clarify . . .

iKeepSafe has focused on helping youth thrive in the digital environment since we launched in 2005. Research shows that kids won’t learn to be ethical, responsible or resilient online on their own. It is our goal at IKS to increase critical thinking skills of youth and families around media and digital literacy. We do this…Continue Reading

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Why is iKeepSafe Collaborating to Teach Students about Creative Content Online?

SHORT ANSWER: because students need it. Knowing how to create, collaborate, and share responsibly are twenty-first century skills. And, Teacher-Librarians are the best prepared to teach it. NOT-AS-SHORT ANSWER: iKeepSafe is a 501c3, non-profit focused on helping children thrive in the digital environment. Since 2005, we have created educational content and experiences to help youth…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues, iKeepSafe News

What The Kids Want

Digital and Media Literacy education is primarily a top-down endeavor: adults design curriculum based upon what they think kids should know about the digital world. It’s sort of like Martians deciding what Earthlings should know about life on our planet. Sure we do our best, but at the end of the day many of us…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

Learning while playing videogames? Sounds too good to be true.

Do the games Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego or Oregon Trail bring back any memories? For me, they do. As a young lad in elementary school, my teachers used these games as a way to enhance what we were already learning in the classroom. I was, and still am for that matter, a…Continue Reading

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Looking into the Crystal Ball: The Future of Learning

What experiences will we have a week from now, a month from now, six years from now? We can often make predictions, but whether or not they come to fruition, only time will tell. What will the classroom look like for our children’s children? Will whiteboards and markers be a “thing of the past”? Technology…Continue Reading

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The Tech Talk: It’s Never Too Early

Since I first started talking to students while working for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in 2006, technology has changed drastically, and so have my audiences. I primarily started talking to middle school and high school students and their parents about internet safety, and have since expanded to elementary school audiences – as young as…Continue Reading

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Why Institutions Shouldn’t Just “Ease on Down the Road” to New Technology

Keeping up with changing technology is not an easy task, especially for businesses and educational institutions.  Visit with your favorite teen for a few moments and you just may learn that certain social media sites, apps, and even technology devices which were “in” just yesterday are suddenly “out.”  Take Snapchat, for instance.  While it was…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

New Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum Now Available

iKeepSafe and Google have teamed up to create new and improved curricula about being a responsible digital citizen. Our hope is for technology to dramatically improve the lives of students and educators. Working together, we are committed to supporting education, as well as keeping students and teachers safe online. Each of the three classes is…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues

Protect or Prepare? A Question about Ask.fm

What is it with parents and the knee jerk reaction to technology? Here’s an example… someone is mean to our child on _______________ (fill in the blank with today’s most popular app/social networking site). We response by either, a) taking the device away, or b) demanding they delete the offending app and/or social networking site…Continue Reading

Categories: Educational Issues, Parenting, Social Networking

Webinars Offer Vital Info for all Stakeholders

Last week, iKeepSafe CEO and President Marsali Hancock led a webinar entitled “Intellectual Property and Copyright.” She filled in for Jill Lesser from the Center for Copyright Information (CCI). “Teacher librarians have the capacity to help students and staff learn how to create, collaborate and share files ethically and responsibly. The goal is to teach…Continue Reading

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Teachers and students flip for new flipped learning model

When I was in elementary school, the classroom is where I came to learn new material. My teachers would then assign homework to help us put into practice what we had learned that day. In the 21st century, teachers are considering different methods to best help their students learn the material. A new model, referred…Continue Reading

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What Teens Believe Everyone Should Know about Bullying and Cyberbullying

Net Literacy and Bright House Networks are partnering together by engaging Indiana school districts with over 40,000 students to promote National Bully Prevention Month.  This month, we began the first part of our campaign to promote civility within our communities via a contest to increase awareness about how teens can reduce bullying and cyber-bullying. Lights,…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Educational Issues

Travel Across the World, Without Ever Leaving the Classroom

The world is a big place, one that is filled with over 7 billion people. iKeepSafe has an acronym, BE a PRO, which helps all parents everywhere prepare their children to be ethical, responsible, and resilient digital citizens. One of the Rs stands for relationships. Technology can be used for both good and bad when…Continue Reading

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What Kids are (Really) Doing Online

Maybe you’ve already heard? It appears that Facebook is losing its groove. A recent survey of 5,200 teenagers found that while 33% called Facebook their “most important” social network in Spring ‘12, by Spring of this year that number had fallen to just 25%. An unofficial survey of the eighth graders in my Cyber Civics…Continue Reading

Categories: Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues, Parenting, Videos

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